Where to Place My Ambient Persuasive Display? Insights from a Six-Month Study

  • Patricia M. Kluckner
  • Astrid Weiss
  • Manfred Tscheligi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7822)


How does the placement of an ambient persuasive display for modifying energy consumption in the household change over a period of six months? There is limited knowledge about where individuals place such displays in their private households. Location is essential for the sustainable usage of persuasive displays. There is a need to gain insights into the placement decisions of users. We gathered this information in two studies. First, we did a requirement study to collect data where participants would potentially place a display. Second, we conducted a long-term household study to review the actual placement. Participants sent us pictures of their positioning at the beginning and the end of the study. It revealed minimal changes in the position of the displays, but that the choice of position is a very intentional one. We point out our findings and the benefit of this knowledge for the development of ambient persuasive displays.


Living Room Placement Decision Sustainable Usage Sustainable Behavior Change Persuasive Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia M. Kluckner
    • 1
  • Astrid Weiss
    • 1
  • Manfred Tscheligi
    • 1
  1. 1.HCI & Usability Unit, ICT&S CenterUniversity of SalzburgAustria

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